After the Vikings named Norv Turner their offensive coo...

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After the Vikings named Norv Turner their offensive coordinator in January, it quickly became apparent that tight end Kyle Rudolph stood to become one of the biggest beneficiaries of the move. Rudolph had put together a solid start to his career in Minnesota, winning Pro Bowl MVP honors after his second season and catching 30 passes before breaking his foot in the Vikings' eighth game of last year, but Turner's offense stood to take Rudolph to a new level.

The Vikings clearly saw that possibility, too. Think of the five-year contract extension they gave Rudolph on Sunday night, then, as both a good-faith deposit and a mechanism to ensure some cost certainty.

Fantasy Impact: 

Rudolph is ranked 10th on our TE list with an ADP of the 10th round. There seems to be a lot of potential there for Rudolph this season, who was having a nice year in 2013 before getting hurt. If you don't land one of the top TEs early in your draft, waiting until later in the draft is probably a good strategy and Rudolph could give you some quality starts at the position.

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